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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Your Weather?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Your Weather is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
This particular one changes your newtab page.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Your Weather?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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and these warnings during install:

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You will see this icon in your Chrome menu-bar:

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and this changed setting:

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How did Your Weather get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove Your Weather?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Your Weather?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Your Weather completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Your Weather hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi/html/newtab.html"
CHR Extension: (Your Weather) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi [2018-12-18]
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0
       Adds the file Archive created by free jZip.url"="11/26/2013 11:21 AM, 58 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="12/18/2018 8:47 AM, 1094 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="12/18/2018 8:47 AM, 791 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="5/17/2018 3:13 PM, 2140 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\html
       Adds the file newtab.html"="5/17/2018 3:12 PM, 212 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\icons
       Adds the file checker.gif"="5/17/2018 3:12 PM, 1095 bytes, A
       Adds the file YourWeather-128.png"="12/18/2018 8:47 AM, 7846 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\js
       Adds the file background.js"="5/17/2018 3:12 PM, 12143 bytes, A
       Adds the file brand.js"="5/17/2018 3:12 PM, 538 bytes, A
       Adds the file newtab.js"="5/17/2018 3:12 PM, 111 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi"="REG_SZ", "6B024A09E419865C716CED43268028C1827B4D8BD33ABD56183655D526FD8616"
Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 12/19/18
Scan Time: 9:01 AM
Log File: 5c108322-0364-11e9-a5bb-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.482
Update Package Version: 1.0.8389
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236900
Threats Detected: 19
Threats Quarantined: 19
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 49 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 6
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\icons, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\html, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\js, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\HNALCAOFEEFAGLAEPHNFOFHHBMLFDHMI\1.0.832.287_0, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389

File: 12
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\HNALCAOFEEFAGLAEPHNFOFHHBMLFDHMI\1.0.832.287_0\JS\BRAND.JS, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\html\newtab.html, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\icons\checker.gif, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\icons\YourWeather-128.png, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\js\background.js, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\js\newtab.js, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\Archive created by free jZip.url, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389
PUP.Optional.YourWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hnalcaofeefaglaephnfofhhbmlfdhmi\1.0.832.287_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [14360], [613259],1.0.8389

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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